The client for this project was the Slovene company Kinestica, a group of young researchers who met in a robotics laboratory and set out to create a company whose mission is to improvethe quality of life for patients with neuromotor disorders.
They approached us with a design brief for a device that would help patients recover after suffering a stroke.
Apart from the ergonomic requirements, the team also had to keep in mind the usual business aspects: the production price of the product (i.e. the price of tools, materials, etc.), and effective branding that would support the product in its differentiation from competitors.
Our design research project resulted in 22 different short-term improvement areas and 21 identified innovation opportunities both for mid- and long-term R&D. We mapped out the opportunities according to estimated time & investment requirements. By uncovering improvement and innovation opportunities, we’ve helped the client define the direction for future innovation and differentiation based on real stakeholder benefits.